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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Glasserton Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5873

Location at junction of A746 and A747 at OS Map Ref: NX 425 383. These names dont seem to be in any sort of order.

WW1 Names:
ROBERT MILLER
HERBERT E JOHNSTON STEWART
GEORGE GRIFFIN
ALEXANDER HANNAH
WILLIAM SAUNDERS
JOHN GORDON
WILLIAM WILSON
JAMES McCULLOCH
ALFRED McGUIGAN
JOHN GRIFFIN
ROBERT JOHN CARSON
JAMES THOMPSON
WILLIAM JOHN DODDS
JOHN MAXWELL
ALEXANDER BROADFOOT
JOHN ANDERSON
JAMES MILVERMAN

WW2 Names:
JOHN McCAIG McMASTER

Name: JOHNSTON-STEWART, HERBERT EUSTACE HAWTHORN
Initials: H E H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Name: McMASTER, JOHN McCAIG
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Nav./Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 38 Sqdn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 03/07/1944
Service No: 1344310
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Agnes Fleming McMaster, of Port William, Wigtownshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 2. C. 4-6.
Cemetery: LEROS WAR CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Glasserton Reply with quote

spoons wrote:

Name: JOHNSTON-STEWART, HERBERT EUSTACE HAWTHORN
Initials: H E H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37 and 38.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL


Interestingly enough, Herbert's name appears on the Hawick Roll of Honour though I've not been able to find out why.
He was married to Violet, the daughter of Mr John Corse-Scott of Synton near Hawick.
Corse-Scott was "well-to-do" and he lost both his sons in the Great War, John Michael Corse-Scott in 1917 and Alexander, to disease caught on active service, in 1919.
Alexander is not commemorated by the CWGC and is just one of the many men I'm looking to have added to the CWGC database.

Both the Corse-Scott sons appear listed on the Ashkirk War Memorial which sits inside the Ashkirk church, though why Herbert appears on the Hawick Roll and not at Ashkirk doesn't make sense to me at the moment. http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=297&highlight=ashkirk
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MILLER, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 1st Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 08/04/1915
Service No: 10031
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Miller, of Cutcloy, Isle of Whithorn, Wigtonshire. Born at Glasserton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXIX. B. 6.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, FRANCE.


Surname MILLER
First name Robert
Service Number 10031
Date Death 08/04/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Kirkinner Wigtown
Other
SNWM roll SCOTS GUARDS
Rank L/Cpl

Robert was a constable in the City of Glasgow Police Force.
He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow Police WW1 Memorial and on the City of Glasgow Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:42 pm    Post subject: Glasserton Reply with quote

According to a survey of Glasserton churchyard, there are two memorials in the church itself. I haven't been to see myself (and access is limited) but the wording is:

Suffbulatis Majores Sequor. Highland Light Infantry. To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Herbert Eustace Johnston Stewart, Captain 2nd Batt Highland Light Infantry. Born at Glasserton 11th July 1880. Served with the Imperial Mounted Infantry in the South African War 1899-1902. Killed in action at Richebourg L'Aroue, France, 17th May 1915. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. And of Violet Corse Scott, his loving wife, who died 18th July 1918.


In loving memory of James Johnston Stewart, Captain Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders born April 1 1871. Killed in action at Cumburru, Somaliland April 17th 1903 when serving in the 2nd Batt Kings African Rifles. He served his country in the North west Frontier of India Campaign 1897. In the Ashanti Campaign 1900 and in the South African war 1901-2. Was four times mentioned in despatches and received medals with clasps.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are indeed, also a third to S H Johnston Stewart and all are listed on the project.

The index to Dumfries and Galloway Memorials is at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=8173 where you can click through to all of the memorials that we have so far.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The names on this memorial and on the Roll of Honour in the Parish Church are listed by date of death.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6208
There is one man, JOHN GRIFFIN, who is not on the RoH and one who is on the Roll, JOHN SMITH, but he is not listed here.
I have listed the names as they appear on the memorial but in alphabetical order; and have added Rank and Regiment details from the Roll of Honour.

JOHN ANDERSON - RSF.
John Anderson, Private (7730 & 240647) 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age ??.
John was resident in the Whithorn area when he enlisted. He landed with his battalion at Gallipoli in June 1915.
Born ???? [I cannot trace this man]
Son of George Anderson. (Source:Army Registers of Soldiers Effects)
Missing in action 29 November 1917 and named on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
I had previously thought that this was a John Brown Anderson born 1891 at Appleby Farm, Glasserton the son of Andrew and Agnes (Brown) Anderson. However the Soldiers effects record has proved that to be wrong.


ALEXANDER BROADFOOT - M.M. CANADIANS.
Alexander Broadfoot, Military Medal Private (130245) 72nd Battalion (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) Canadian Infantry. Age 28.
Alexander was brought up at Clarksburn, Monreith Village in Glasserton, living with his aunt Elizabeth Turner and, until he emigrated to Canada in 1913, he had worked as a grocer in Port William for 5 years. He was still in this trade when he enlisted in February 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He arrived in England in May 1916 and in France in August. He was awarded the Military Medal in July 1917 for actions at Vimy Ridge in April. Alexander was treated for shrapnel wounds in the 44th Casualty Clearing Station on 30 October 1917 and evacuated to the 56th General Hospital in Etaples where he died.
Born 1889 in Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire. Son of the late Alexander and Margaret (Turner) Broadfoot of Monreith Village, Wigtownshire.
Died of wounds on 8 November 1917 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROBERT JOHN CARSON - KOSB.
Robert John Carson, Private (1601 & 240355) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 20.
Robert was a cheese-maker with Mr Allan at Appleby Farm, Glasserton when he enlisted in August 1914. He joined his battalion in Egypt and was wounded at the Battle of Gaza on 19 April 1917 but died a month later in the 31st General Hospital at Port Said, Egypt.
Born c.1897 in Whithorn, Wigtownshire. Son of John and Margaret Carson of Broadwigg Farm, Whithorn and, later, of Dalrymple Street, Stranraer.
Died of wounds on 18 May 1917 and buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.


WILLIAM JOHN DODDS - ROYAL FUSILIERS.
William John Dodds, Private (Spts.1424) 23rd Battalion (1st Sportsman's) Royal Fusiliers. Age 31.
William landed with his battalion at Boulogne in November 1915.
Born 1886 in Glasserton. Son of William and Mary (Rodger) Dodds. Husband of Mary (Keachie) Dodds of Glasserton Street, Whithorn, Wigtownshire who he married in 1911 in Whithorn.
Killed in action on 30 November 1917 and buried in Ontario Cemetery, Sains-Les-Marquoin, France.


JOHN GORDON - HLI.
John Gordon, Private (32550) 12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 36.
In 1911 John was living in Monreith Village, Wigtownshire and was a green keeper at the St. Medan Golf Club.
Born 1879 at Cairndoon, Glasserton. Son of Hugh and Ellen (Hannah) Gordon. Husband of Maggie (Miller) Gordon who he married in 1904 in Glasserton.
Missing in action on 19 October 1916 and named on the Theipval Memorial, Somme, France.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEORGE GRIFFIN - SCOTS GUARDS.
George Adair Griffin, Private (12125) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 23.
George joined his battalion in France on 23 April 1915 but was killed at Festubert.
Born 1892 in Glenluce, Wigtownshire. Son of John and Maggie (Adair) Griffin of Bladnoch, Penninghame formerly at Craigdhu Farm, Glasserton.
Missing in action on 16 May 1915 and named on Le Touret Memorial, France.

and his brother

JOHN GRIFFIN - (not on RoH).
John Griffin, Private (4614) 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. age 22.
John was employed at High Glasnick Farm on the border of Kirkcowan and Penninghame parishes when he enlisted.
Born 1895 in Wigtown. Son of John and Maggie (Adair) Griffin of Bladnoch, Penninghame formerly at Craigdhu Farm, Glasserton.
Missing in action on 22 May 1917 and named on the Arras Memorial, France.
Also named on the war memorials of Kirkcowan and Penninghame.

a third brother ROBERT GRIFFIN, Private (S/5953) 7th Black Watch died on 31 July 1917 and he is named on the Kirkinner Parish War Memorial (as Griffen)


ALEXANDER HANNAH - CAMERON HIGHLANDERS.
Alexander Hannah, Private (S/18070) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Age 17.
Alexander of Balcraig Farm, Port William was a farm servant when he enlisted in May 1915. He joined his battalion in France in August and was killed at Loos just over a month later.
Born 1898 in Glasserton. Son of James and Jane (McMillan) Hannah of Glasserton Row and of Balcraig, Port William.
Missing in action on 25 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMES McCULLOCH - GORDON HIGHLANDERS.
James McCulloch, Lance Corporal (S/8549) 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Age 34.
In 1901 James, aged 18, was serving with the 3rd Gordon Highlanders at Aldershot. James was employed at Kidsdale Farm near Whithorn when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in France in January 1915.
Born 1882 in Stoneykirk, Wigtownshire. Son of John and Annie (Wither) McCulloch of Cairnpat, Lochans, Wigtownshire. Husband of Annie (Malone) McCulloch of Harbour Road, Wigtown who he married in 1910 in Glasgow when they were both working at Broadwigg Farm near Glasserton.
Missing in action on 13 November 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Also named on the Wigtown War Memorial.


ALFRED McGUIGAN - BLACK WATCH.
Alfred McGuigan, Private (34268) 132nd Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly Private (2942) 2/6th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Age 20.
Alfred was a footman to Rear Admiral Johnston-Stewart at Glasserton when he enlisted in the Black Watch in February 1915. In May 1916 he was discharged to re-enlist in the MGC and was posted to the MGC School in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He landed at Basra in November 1916.
Born 1896 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame, Wigtownshire. Son of Alfred and Margaret Jane (Dohery) McGuigan of Creebridge, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Killed in Action on 2 February 1917 and named on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Also named on the Minnigaff and Penninghame War Memorials.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JOHN MAXWELL - KOSB.
John Maxwell, Private (23048) 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Age 19.
John had enlisted in 1915 and had been based in Edinburgh as a Lewis Gun Instructor until July 1917 when he was posted to Palestine.
Born 1898 in Sorbie, Wigtownshire. Son of Samuel and Annie (McShane) Maxwell of Port William, Wigtownshire. In 1901 the family were at Arrow Farm, Glasserton and in 1911 were back in Sorbie.
Killed in action on 13 November 1917 and buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Also named on the War Memorials of Mochrum Parish in Port William, of Sorbie Parish in Garlieston and of the Distict of Upper Sorbie in Sorbie Village.


ROBERT MILLER - CORP. SCOTS GUARDS.
Robert Miller, Lance Corporal (10031) 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 22.
Robert had been a Constable in the City of Glasgow Police F Division for 3 years and was living at 6 Blenheim Street, Springburn, Glasgow when he enlisted in September 1914. He joined his battalion in France in December 1914.
Born 1893 in Kirkinner, Wigtownshire. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Miller of Rispain Farm, Glasserton and, later, of Cutcloy, Isle of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.
Killed in action on 8 April 1915 and buried in the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.
Also named on the City of Glasgow Police Memorial, on the Glasgow Roll of Honour and on the Whithorn War Memorial.


JAMES MILVENAN - SCOTTISH RIFLES.
James Mivenan, Private (203986) 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Age 19.
Born 1898 in Bishopton, Erskine, Renfrewshire. Son of Daniel and Margaret (Robertson) Milvenan of Claymoddie Farm, Glasserton and, later, of Cruggleton Farm, Garlieston and of Isle of Whithorn.
Missing in action on 21 March 1918 and named on the Pozieres Memorial, France.


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WILLIAM SAUNDERS - RSF.
William Saunders, Private (6719) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Age 19.
William was a farm servant at Arbrack Farm in Glasserton when he enlisted. He joined his battalion in October 1914.
Born 1896 in Mochrum, Wigtownshire. Son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Marshall) Saunders and stepson of Sarah (McKie) Saunders of Maire Street, Sorbie, Wigtownshire.
Missing in action on 26 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.


HERBERT E. JOHNSTON STEWART - CAPTAIN HLI.
Herbert Eustace Hathorn-Johnston-Stewart, Captain 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Age 34.
Herbert was commissioned in the Seaforth Highlanders in October 1898. He transferred to the HLI in April 1900 and was seconded to the Mounted Infantry in South Africa in October 1901. In 1911 he was a Captain with the 1st HLI in India. He was killed in action at Richebourg L'Avoue, France.
Born 1880 in Glasserton. Son of Robert Hathorn Johnston-Stewart and of Ann Murray (Maxwell) Johnston-Stewart. Husband of Violet (Corse-Scott) Johnston-Stewart of Synton, Hawick who he married in 1912 in Edinburgh.
Missing in action on 17 May 1915 and named on Le Touret Memorial, France and on the Hawick Roll of Honour.


JAMES THOMPSON - RGA.
James Thompson, Gunner (94915) 321st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Age 39.
James was draper and was living at 40 Hanover Square, Bradford when he enlisted in December 1915. He was mobilised in June 1916, posted to the 321st Battery in December and went to France in May 1917.
Born 1877 in Glasserton. Son of the late Alexander and Martha (McMurray) Thompson of Barmeal, Glasserton.
Killed in action on 3 July 1917 and buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILLIAM WILSON - LONDON SCOTTISH.
William Cameron Wilson, Private (6701) 1/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish) Age 23.
William had been a blacksmith at Barhullion where his father was gamekeeper.
Born 1893 in St. Ninian's, Stirling. Son of Robert and Catherine (Campbell) Wilson of Fell of Barhullion, Glasserton.
Missing in action on 7 October 1916 and named on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.


Not on the War Memorial but listed on the Roll of Honour in Glasserton Parish Church
JOHN SMITH Scots Guards.
John Alexander Baillie Smith, Private (9308) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Age 28.
John joined his battalion on 20 October 1914. They had landed at Zeebrugge two weeks earlier.
Born 1887 in Sorbie, Wigtownshire. Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Baillie) Smith of Blairbuy Farm, Monreith, Glasserton.
Missing in Action on 12 March 1915 and named on Le Touret Memorial, France.



WW2

JOHN McCAIG McMASTER.
John McCaig McMaster, Flight Sergeant, Navigator/Bomber (1344310) 38 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Age 31.
Born 1913 in Glasserton. Son of Hugh and Agnes Fleming (McCaig) McMaster of Port William. Wigtownshire.
Killed in action 3 July 1944 and buried in Leros War Cemetery, Greece.
Also named on the Mochrum Parish War Memorial in Port William.
During 1943 and 1944, 38 squadron were engaged in mine laying, reconnaissance duties and anti-submarine patrols, with detachments based in Malta, along the Western Desert and in Palestine.
In the early hours of 3 July John's Wellington bomber (HZ633) was shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Partheni in the north of Leros while on a mine-laying operation.




Ken - with many thanks to Mike Morley for lots of help with research.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week's Wigtownshire Free Press has reproduced the report of Robert Miller's death:

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The unveiling was reported in The Scotsman on Wednesday 29 September 1920
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